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The Great ShakeOut is October 18!

California's Great ShakeOut Drill is October 18 at 10:18am! Join over 58 million people worldwide to practice how to be safer during earthquakes! DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON! at 10:18 a.m. CSUN Police Services' Emergency Manager, Lisa Curtis, will be in Sierra Quad alongside CSUN’s Geology Club with information on emergency kits and plans, earthquake exhibits, and the club’s student posters to learn more about earthquake hazards. 

At 3 p.m., CSUN DPS will be hosting an Earthquake Preparedness Workshop in the Department of Police Services Training Room on the second floor.

Be Prepared, Matadors!  #preparecsun

Text to 911 Capability to Reach CSUN Police Services

Effective August 14, 2017 CSUN Police Services 911 center can accept text to 911 calls from the CSUN community.  Here is how it works:  Text to 911 is a free program for sending a text message addressed to “911” instead of placing a phone call.  To use it, you address the message to 911 and enter the emergency in the body of the text, making sure that you also add your exact location, or else our dispatch center won’t be able to dispatch help your way. Since it is all text based, you will hear a response for more follow-up questions, or when help is on the way.  Text-to-911 is useful for any situation in which it is dangerous or impossible to speak.  It also allows for improved technology for our deaf population on campus.

Should you have any questions about this new feature to reach CSUN Police in an emergency, please contact public information officer, Christina Villalobos at (818) 677-7922.

CSUN Police Strengthen Positive Relationship with Campus Community

To enhance the California State University, Northridge Department of Police Services’ strong relationship with the community, in late August 2017 officers began using body-worn cameras when in the field.

CSUN’s police department is one of the first in the CSU system to deploy the cameras. In addition to the transparency and accountability provided by the cameras’ recordings, numerous studies have shown they encourage respectful behavior by both officers and members of the public, said CSUN Chief of Police Anne Glavin. Members of the community will see the cameras on the upper center of the officer’s chest and a “red” light indicating the camera is active.

“We are proud of the positive relationship we have with the CSUN community and the level of trust that our community has in its police department,” Glavin said. “It is important that we always seek ways to improve the high-quality service expected of our department. This technology is being adopted by police departments across the country, and it’s our turn.”

Using body-worn cameras is just the latest example of CSUN police efforts to strengthen its relationship with and service to the campus community. Read More


Crime Alerts

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Campus Crime Trend Alert - Bicycle Thefts - 10-08-2018

 

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Featured Events

Identity Theft Prevention

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:20pm

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This workshop will help you understand what identity theft is, how criminals obtain your personal information and how to detect, deter & defend yourself against victimization. Read more

Managing During Critical Incidents on Campus: Leadership Issues for “Routine Emergencies” & Actual Crisis Events

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

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CSUN supervisors and MPPs will better understand the structure and organization of the University framework (who does what and when) in response to routine and critical incident emergencies on campus. Learn about providing advice to help staff remain calm and understand the emergency response process, information flow and actions to take (or not) in a given situation. Also discussed are expectations for management personnel and how to prepare for emergencies ahead of time on a departmental level. Read more

Disaster Ready - Protecting Critical Documents and Valuables in Emergencies

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm

Critical documents

Having your financial and medical records along with important contact information is crucial to the disaster recovery process. Participants will identify the documents needed to protect themselves and household members to include financial, medical, and legal documentation to work with insurance companies, care providers, and government disaster assistance programs. Read more

Disaster Ready Kids

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm

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Preparing for emergencies should not fall on your   shoulders alone. Young children and teens alike need to be part of the process — for their own safety and sense of empowerment. Participants will learn to work together to build an emergency kit, sit down as a family to talk about your communications plan, role-play what you would do during a disaster, and hold fire drills in your house. Read more

Cyber Safety

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:20pm

Cyber safety

Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, SnapChat, and Instagram have become an integral part of our lives. Social media sites are a great way to stay connected with others, but you should be cautious about how much personal information you post. This course will teach you to be cyber safe and while still being able to enjoy your social networking. Read more

The Basics of Pepper Spray Defense

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

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This workshop covers a basic understanding of: the legislative intent, criminal and civil liabilities, moral principles, psychological and physical effects, and more! Read more

radKIDS - Personal Empowerment Safety Education (Ages 8-12)

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 5:30pm to Friday, December 21, 2018 - 7:30pm

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radKIDS is the leading educator in realistic and empowering personal safety education for both children and parents. The radKIDS Program provides children with hope, options, and practical skills to recognize, avoid, and escape violence and abuse. This is a 5-day workshop.

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